Saffron party looks to expand footprint in Northeastern states

The Election Commission of India announced the poll dates for three northeastern states on Wednesday: Tripura on February 16, Meghalaya on February 27, and Nagaland on March 2. The counting of votes in these states will take place on March 2. The stakes are high for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as it aims to deepen its foothold in the region amid the shadow of poll violence in Tripura and threats of poll boycott by Nagaland groups—one set demanding for signing of a peace agreement and another for creation of a separate state before elections.

Saffron party looks to expand footprint in Northeastern states
The Election Commission of India announced the poll dates for three northeastern states on Wednesday: Tripura on February 16, Meghalaya on February 27, and Nagaland on March 2. The counting of votes in these states will take place on March 2. The stakes are high for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as it aims to deepen its foothold in the region amid the shadow of poll violence in Tripura and threats of poll boycott by Nagaland groups—one set demanding for signing of a peace agreement and another for creation of a separate state before elections.